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1931 Delta 930 lathe restoration and stand construction from Ambrosia Maple/Maple

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Project by aurora posted 08-02-2020 09:31 PM 589 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

picked up a vintage Delta 930 lathe. Buying a cast iron leg stand for this lathe costs twice what i paid for the lathe, so i decided to make one. Went to the lumber mill and picked up a load of two by rough sawn maple for $20. Once i started to plane it saw i had silver maple and ambrosia maple. Legs were cut on a bandsaw with a large radius, along with tenons. glued up, sanded, assembled then finished with polyurethane and topcoat with wax.

motor is clamped on back leg and is adjustable up or down to tension belt. I am still in the process of installing a DC motor and variable speed controller to eliminate the use of changing pulleys by moving the belt and offer a wider range of speeds.





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swirt

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#1 posted 08-03-2020 01:04 AM

Nice work. I like what you did with the legs and leg stretcher.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 04:51 AM

Maple real nice, I made mine from plain old Oak:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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woodman5d

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#3 posted 08-15-2020 05:28 PM

Great looking stand and a nice restoration of this lathe. I have a slightly newer version of this lathe, built in 1952. I restored it about 10 years ago, added a 3 phase motor with variable speed control. It sure is a classic.

-- Don DuSang

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